Cubs: Who will stay and whose days are coming to an end in Chicago?

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Cubs: Mixed bag of returning faces in the outfield.

Seiya Suzuki: Yes

Under contract, not going anywhere.

Ian Happ: Yes

The 2022 All-Star has one more year of arbitration eligibility. Whether or not extension talks get serious, chances of him being a Cub on Opening Day seem very solid.

Jason Heyward: No

Jed Hoyer has made it clear that Heyward and the Cubs will part ways next year. He is under contract through next season, but he will be playing in another uniform on Chicago’s dime.

Rafael Ortega: No

For someone who had spent years bouncing around, he was a solid enough hitter as a Cub. That said, the Cubs will likely be moving on in 2023.

Franmil Reyes: No

This could go either way. Reyes has great power and has hit pretty well as a Cub, but if they are busy in the offseason and prospects come up, there just might not be a spot to fit him in next year. Though he could return at a very good value. We will see with this one.

Nelson Velázquez: Yes

Still only 23, the Cubs will want to see how he potentially progresses next year.

Michael Hermosillo: No

Cubs gave him another shot this year. Unfortunately, he missed a lot of time due to injury and the bat never came around.